Poore Makes It Three Street Stock Wins;
Marsh, Pulley Score Heat Victories

By Ken de la Bastide

(July 29, 2013) - With five drivers locked in a tight battle for the Street Stock win at Anderson Speedway, it was Josh Poore that used the outside line to score the win.

Poore is a perfect three for three at Anderson Speedway this season
winning the CRA Street Stock 200 to begin his winning ways.

For the first five laps of the feature event, first-time speedway
competitor Brandon Mefford and defending champion Jimmy Kirby ran side by side with Calvin Parham and Poore running in tandem behind the front runners.

Kirby claimed the point from Mefford with an inside pass on the front
straight with Mefford showing there was a second groove on the track.

Poore got inside of Mefford on lap seven coming off the fourth corner and just two laps later Parham’s night was finished with a flat left front tire. That allowed Tyler Marsh to move to the fourth spot.

For the next 10 circuits Poore tried to get inside of Mefford for the
lead, who wouldn’t give up the preferred racing line. Finally on lap 18
Poore went to the outside of Mefford to take the point.

Kirby also slipped inside of Mefford as the two drivers’ encountered
slower traffic. Mefford returned the favor on lap 23 with an outside move on Kirby entering turn three.

The final pass of the race came on lap 27 when Jacob McElfresh went to the outside in turn three to get around Andrew Cook, who had run most of the race in the fifth position.

Poore went on to win by 1.5-seconds over Mefford with Kirby, Tyler Marsh and McElfresh rounding out the top five.

“Jimmy (Kirby) gave me some room on the outside,” Poore said of the clean racing throughout the feature. “I’ve watched drivers use the outside line to make passes here; that’s the way you’re supposed to do it.”

Marsh scored the win in the first of two heat races leading the entire
distance, but behind him it was Kirby and Poore on the move.

Kirby was running fourth at the start when on consecutive laps he passed Mefford on the front straight and Mason Keller in turn four. Poore passed Mefford on lap four entering turn one to move into the third spot and on lap nine went to the outside to pass Kirby on the front straight.

Joe Pulley led the entire distance in the second heat race to claim his
first victory of the year at Anderson Speedway.

Danny Adams passed Ed Martin, making his first start at the track, on lap five entering turn three to finish second.